NEC NS330 Operating Instructions Manual

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NEC Australia Pty. Ltd.
ABN 86 001 217 527
Home Electronics Group
244 Beecroft Road (P.O. Box 443)
Phone 131 632 for your nearest NEC office.



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  • Page 1 NEC Australia Pty. Ltd. ABN 86 001 217 527 Home Electronics Group 244 Beecroft Road (P.O. Box 443) EPPING 2121 Phone 131 632 for your nearest NEC office.
  • Page 2 MICROWA VE OVEN NS330 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Before operating this oven, please read these instructions completely.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY (a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door open since open-door operation can result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper with the safety interlocks.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following: WARNING-To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons or exposure to excessive microwave energy: 1. Read all instructions before using the appliance. 15.
  • Page 5: Earthing Instructions

    EARTHING INSTRUCTIONS This appliance must be earthed. In the event of an electrical short circuit, earthing reduces the risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current. This appliance is equipped with a cord having an earthing wire with an earthing plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and earthed.
  • Page 6: Features Diagram

    FEATURES DIAGRAM 1 Door latch - If the door is opened while 6 Door release button - Pushing this button the oven is operating, the magnetron will stops oven operation and opens the door. automatically shut off. 7 Glass cooking tray - Made of specical 2 Door seal - The door seal maintains the heat resistant glass.
  • Page 7 FEATURES DIAGRAM (continued) TIME COOK POWER LEVEL 1 TIME SET PAD - Used to set the cooking 8 MINUTE PLUS - Used to cook at 100% or time and the clock. to increase the cooking time by simply touching the pad. 2 DISPLAY - Cooking time, power level, 9 CLOCK - Used to set clock.
  • Page 8: Operation Procedure

    OPERATION PROCEDURE This section includes useful information about oven operation. 1. Plug power supply cord into a standard 3- pronged 10 Amp, 240V, AC 50Hz power outlet. 2. After placing the food in a suitable container, open the oven door and put it on the glass tray. The glass tray and roller guide must always be in place during cooking.
  • Page 9: How To Set The Oven Controls

    & on and then try to use the oven again after 2 minutes. If there is still this error, contact NEC Service centre. 5. If “SENSOR PRESET ERROR3 PRESS CLEAR” is displayed with a beep sound during operation, turn the oven off &...
  • Page 10: Auto Cook

    AUTO COOK AUTO COOK allows you to cook or reheat many of your favourite foods by touching Auto Cook pad and choosing the desired menu. 1. Touch AUTO COOK pad. “AUTO COOK 1-BEVERAGE 2-CHICKEN AUTO PIECES 3-BREAD & CAKES 4-FROZEN COOK ENTREE 5-FROZEN PIZZA SELECT NUMBER”...
  • Page 11: Auto Defrost

    AUTO DEFROST AUTO DEFROST lets you easily defrost food by eliminating guess work in determining defrosting time. Follow the steps below for easy defrosting. 1. Touch AUTO DEFROST pad. The DEFROST indicator appears and AUTO “AUTO DEFROST 1-GROUND MEAT 2- DEFROST ROAST 3-POULTRY 4-FISH SELECT NUMBER”...
  • Page 12: Time Defrost

    TIME DEFROST If you enter an incorrect weight out of range, “RANGE ERROR PRESS CLEAR” is displayed with a beep sound. 1. TouchTIME DEFROST pad. The DEFROST indicator appears and TIME “TIME DEFROST--ENTER DEFROST DEFROST TIME” is displayed. “TIME” blinks three times.
  • Page 13: Time Cook

    TIME COOK 1. Touch TIME COOK pad. “SELECT POWER LEVEL OR COOKING TIME program the desired power level. TIME DEFAULT POWER LEVEL HIGH” COOK (Please refer to the wattage is displayed. “HIGH” blinks three times. output chart in the page 8.) 2.
  • Page 14 KITCHEN TIMER (continued) HOW TO USE TO DELAY THE START OF COOKING 1. Touch KITCHEN TIMER pad. The TIMER indicator appears and KITCHEN “ENTER TIME” is displayed. “TIME” TIMER blinks three times. 2. Touch number pads for the The selected time appears and “PRESS time you want to delay.
  • Page 15: Express Cook

    EXPRESS COOK EXPRESS COOK allows you to cook at 100% (full power) by simply touching EXPRESS COOK pad. By repeatedly touching EXPRESS COOK pad, you can also extend the cooking time to 5 minutes in 30 increments. 1. Touch EXPRESS COOK pad. If you touch EXPRESS COOK pad once, “...
  • Page 16 HELP HELP provides 6 features which enable you to use the oven easily. CHILD LOCK This function prevents unwanted oven operation such as by small children. This allows you to choose the weight unit between LB and G. LB, G If “OFF”...
  • Page 17: Care And Cleaning

    TO STOP THE OVEN WHILE THE OVEN IS OPERATING 1. Press PAUSE/CLEAR pad. • You can restart the oven by touching START pad. • Touch PAUSE/CLEAR once more to erase all instructions. • You must enter in new instructions. 2. Open the door. •...
  • Page 18: Care Of Your Microwave Oven

    CARE OF YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN Turn the oven off before cleaning. It is occasionally necessary to remove the glass tray for cleaning. Wash the tray in warm sudsy water or in a dishwasher. Keep the inside of the oven clean. When food spatters or spilled liquids adhere to oven walls, wipe with a damp cloth.
  • Page 19: Before You Call For Service

    1. Check utensils. Metal containers or dishes with metal trim should not be used. 2. Check that metal skewers or foil does not touch the interior walls. If there is still a problem, contact NEC Service Centre. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SERVICE THE OVEN YOURSELF ! QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS * Q: I accidentally ran my microwave oven without any food in it.
  • Page 20: Questions And Answers

    QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (continued) * Q : Why is standing time recommended after cooking operation has been completed? A : Standing time is very important. With microwave cooking, the heat is in the food, not in the oven. Many foods build up enough internal heat to allow the cooking process to continue, even after the food is removed from the oven.
  • Page 21: Specifications

  • Page 22: Cooking Instructions

    COOKING INSTRUCTIONS Utensils should be checked to ensure that they are suitable for use in microwave ovens. UTENSILS TEST Place the utensil in question next to a glass measure filled with water, in the microwave oven. Microwave at high power for 1-2 minutes. If the water heats up, but the utensil remains cool, the utensil is microwave-safe. However if the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being absorbed by the utensil and it should not be in the microwave oven.
  • Page 23: Use Your Microwave Oven Safely

    USE YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN SAFELY General Use Do not attempt to defeat or tamper with safety interlocks. Do not place any object between the oven front frame and the door or allow residue to build up on sealing surfaces. Wipe with a mild detergent, rinse and dry. Never use abrasive powders or pads. Do not subject the oven door to strain or weight such as a child hanging on an open door.
  • Page 24: Microwaving Principles

    MICROWAVING PRINCIPLES Microwave energy has been used in this country to cook and reheat food since early experiments with RADAR in World War ll. Microwaves are present in the atmosphere all the time, both naturally and manmade sources. Manmade sources include radar, radio, television, telecommunication links and car phones.
  • Page 25: Cooking Techniques

    COOKING TECHNIQUES STANDING TIME STARTING TEMPERATURE Dense foods e.g. meat, jacket potatoes and cakes, The colder the food, the longer it takes to heat up. require standing time(inside or outside of the oven) Food from a fridge takes longer to reheat than after cooking, to allow heat to finish conducting to food at room temperature.
  • Page 26: General Defrosting Guide

    GENERAL DEFROSTING GUIDE • Do not defrost covered meat. Covering might allow cooking to take place. Always remove outer wrap and tray. Use only containers that are microwave-safe. • Begin defrosting whole poultry breast-side- down. Begin defrosting roasts fat-side-down. • The shape of the package alters the defrosting time. Shallow rectangular shapes defrost more quickly than a deep block.
  • Page 27: Defrosting Chart

    DEFROSTING CHART Item and Weight Defrosting Time Standing Time Special Techniques BEEF Break apart and remove thawed Minced beef 454g/1 lb. 7-9 min. 15-20 min. portions with fork. Separate and rearrange once. Stew Meat 675g/1 lbs. 7-12 min. 25-30 min. Turn over after half the time.
  • Page 28: Cooking & Reheating Chart

    COOKING & REHEATING CHART Item Power Level Cooking Time Per lb./450g MEAT Beef Standing / rolled Rib - Rare PL-8 6-9 min. - Medium PL-8 8-10 min. - well done PL-8 10-12 min. Ground Beef (to brown for casserole) HIGH 4-6 min.
  • Page 29: Vegetable Chart

    ITEM POWER LEVEL Cooking Time Standing Time Ravioli or pasta in sauce 1 cup HIGH 3-4 min. Cook covered in microwaveable casserole. 4 cups HIGH 6-9 min. Stir once halfway through cooking. Sandwich roll or bun 1 roll HIGH 20-30 sec. Wrap in paper towel and place on glass microwaveable rack * Note : Do not use recycled paper towels.
  • Page 30 VEGETABLES AMOUNT TIME SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS Mixed vegetable frozen 10-oz./280g package 2-6 min. In medium casserole, place 3 tbsp water. Peas fresh, shelled 2 lbs.(450g) unshelled 7-10 min. In medium casserole, place cup water. frozen 10-oz.(280g) package 2-6 min. In medium casserole, place 2 tbsp water. Potatoes fresh, cubed, white 4 potatoes (6-8 oz.
  • Page 31: Recipes

    RECIPES TOMATO & ORANGE SOUP 1 oz.(25g) butter 1. Melt the in a large bowl on HIGH for 1 minute. 1 medium onion, chopped 2. Add the onion, carrot and potato and cook on HIGH for 6 minutes. stir halfway through 1 large carrot &...
  • Page 32: White Sauce

    BLUE CHEESE & CHIVE JACKETS 2 baking potatoes, 1. Pierce each potato in several places. Cook on (approx.9 oz.(250g) each) HIGH for 10-12 minutes. Halve and scoop the 2 oz.(50g) butter flesh into a bowl, add the butter, cheese, chives, 4 oz.(100g) blue cheese, chopped mushrooms, salt and pepper, mix thoroughly.
  • Page 33 SCRAMBLED EGG oz.(15g) butter 1. Melt the butter in a bowl on HIGH for 1 minute. 2 eggs 2. Add the eggs, milk and seasoning and mix well. 2 tbsp(30ml) milk 3. Cook on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring every 30 salt &...
  • Page 34 Western Australia Perth 45 Sarich Court, Osbome Park 6017 (08) 9445 5901 For Service in outer areas, please contact your NEC retailer for the address of the nearest Authorised NEC Service Centre NEC Australia Pty. Ltd. Home Electronics Group 244 Beecroft Road EPPING 2121...